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Professional Software, note the spelling

"“Although you have successfully registered this copy of WinSQL, your 30-day trial period has not ellapsed.”

just an observation.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 12th, 2007 2:04pm
Two L's in ellapsed?

If it wasn't a developer tool, I'd be very surprised if anyone noticed.

I think devs could be good editors. After doing it a bit you do get keen on catching the smallest of typos.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 12th, 2007 2:16pm
[resident tech writer]

"I think devs could be good editors."

*snigger*

[/resident tech writer]
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
July 12th, 2007 2:31pm
my spelling error noticing skills were stellar for years and years. till Word was conjoined to my email client, and red line became a powerful crutch. but then I with gmail/web 2.0, i started writing most stuff in textboxes, and my skills returned.

but now with firefox 2.0, it's all over. i'm completely reliant on the red dots for spelling.

(I just spelled out ellapsed in this textbox to see what the correct spelling is.)
Permalink Send private email strawdog sobriquet 
July 12th, 2007 2:32pm
""“Although you have successfully registered this copy of WinSQL, your 30-day trial period has not ellapsed.” "

Funny, this is an upgrade of a pretty stable piece of software (not opensource at all).  And this is the first message that pops up.  Surprised nobody saw it.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 12th, 2007 2:33pm
Hehe, I imagine Philo would be entertained by your juxtaposition of stable to open source. ;)
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
July 12th, 2007 2:38pm
Bot, you're one of the worst spellers on this board.

Hopefully you're proofreading the writing you do in your real job more than the stuff you post here.

I'm just sayin'.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 12th, 2007 3:23pm
"Hopefully you're proofreading the writing you do in your real job more than the stuff you post here.

I'm just sayin'."

Exactly.  it isn't so much about one persons ability to correctly spell.  I am just pointing out how software gets out to users without being thoroughly tested.  My last place, we had a point by point list of spelling checks to go though.  Every word, every edit field, every date.

Also, Flasher T made a good point about getting technical writes involved.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 12th, 2007 3:26pm
"I'm just sayin'."

Look, American Girl, I know you have a deep crush on me.  But your tough girl tease just isn't work for me.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 12th, 2007 3:31pm
g*********dmmmmmmit, for the last month I haven't gotten one sentence grammatically correct.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 12th, 2007 3:32pm
I don't understand the message. What are they trying to communicate? You bought the software and they are saying your free trial isn't over?!? What does that matter?
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 12th, 2007 3:51pm
"you're proofreading"

Thank you for not violating that law that says all spelling flames must contain at least one error!

:-)
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 12th, 2007 3:52pm
Oh wait, that wasn't an error. Shit.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 12th, 2007 3:53pm
(Runs off and hides.)
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 12th, 2007 3:53pm
PE.  see my new drunk driving message.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 12th, 2007 3:54pm
>>> (Runs off and hides.)

:)
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 12th, 2007 6:52pm

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